Canceling your GMAT Score

cancelThe GMAC recently announced that right after completing the GMAT, test-takers now have the option to cancel their score once they have previewed them. These are unofficial scores, that include your Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative, Verbal, and Total, and you will be given 2 minutes to decide whether you would like to cancel or accept your scores. Sounds daunting, but if you are prepared ahead of time, this should not be a difficult decision:

1. Avoid making a tough call by thoroughly preparing for the exam: if you study hard and do well, accepting your scores will be easy

2. First-time GMAT takers can afford a lower score: if it’s your first time taking the exam, don’t automatically consider a lower score as one you need to cancel– admissions committees love improvement from the 1st to the 2nd score!

3. Set a base-line score: make your life easy by making the call before you even take the test, and be prepared to hit “accept” if you score is anything above what you set as a personal base-line score (even if you’re not thrilled with it)

Some more facts from GMAC:

  • if you decide to cancel your scores at the test center, you will be able to reinstate them within 60 days of the test date for a $100 fee. After that, scores will not be retrievable.
  • Analytical Writing Assessment scores are unaffected by the change

Watch one of our most popular videos, Conquering the GMAT to learn more about how you can be fully prepared for the test!

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